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November 18, 2009

Al Gore Claims Interior of Earth Is As Hot As a Star

Posted by Van Helsing at November 18, 2009 9:47 AM

A startling revelation from Al Gore, the distinguished climate scientist who has been so influential in driving our energy policy:

People think about geothermal energy — when they think about it at all — in terms of the hot water bubbling up in some places, but two kilometers or so down in most places there are these incredibly hot rocks, 'cause the interior of the earth is extremely hot, several million degrees…

Several million degrees — now that's what I call global warming!

Only the Nobel Committee could be surprised that The Goracle barely managed to pass his science classes.

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On tips from Edward and V the K.


Maybe that's the source of his global warming ! Lots of carbon down there.

Posted by: IOpian at November 18, 2009 9:57 AM

Only the Nobel Committee could be surprised that The Goracle barely managed to pass his science classes.

That is because he was so far ahead of his time. It took a while for the rest of "science" to catch up to him.

Posted by: Professor Hale at November 18, 2009 10:00 AM

One of the two main reasons why the Earth is filled with geothermal energy is that enormous quantities of very dense radioactive elements have sunk to the core, and are heating it through radioactive decay.

Elements like uranium and thorium, and the respective radionucleides in their decay chain, are much denser than iron, lead, and even gold. Like every dense material, these elements like to sink as far as possible. It is only by random chance that a small fraction of actinides are recoverable near the surface.

So, according to the Goracle, the same million-degree interior of the Earth that produces limitless quantities of clean energy, in part, from radioactive decay, is also off limits to the small quantity of radioactive waste products resulting from clean energy production at the surface.

Yucca Mountain, a $30B waste storage project that has been overwhelmingly demonstrated to be safe, would have allowed for greatly expanded clean nuclear energy production at the surface. When the waste and bureaucracy become non-issues, nuclear is clean and cheaper than coal.

Al Gore opposed Yucca Mountain. Climate hoax apparatchik Obama finally shut it down, so that climate hustlers like Gore can make billions peddling newly-patented and ineffective green energy, instead of the clean and safe American nuclear energy with decades of success, despite being hamstrung by enviromoonbat bureaucracy.

Posted by: Anonymous Countermoonbat at November 18, 2009 10:05 AM

"How hot is the Earth's core, approximately, and how can it be measured?"
kathleen n mecham

"There is no way to measure the temperature at the Earth's core
directly. We know from mines and drill holes that, near
the surface of the Earth, the temperature increases by about
1 degree Fahrenheit for every 60 feet in depth. If this
temperature increase continued to the center of the Earth, the
Earth's core would be 100,000 degrees Celsius!

But nobody believes the Earth is that hot; the temperature increase
must slow down with depth and the core is probably
about 3000 to 5000 degrees Celsius.

This estimate of the temperature is derived from theoretical
modeling and laboratory experiments. This work is very
difficult (and speculative) since nobody can reproduce
in a laboratory the high temperatures and pressures that
exist in the core. Also it is not known exactly what
the core is made of."

Al Gore and his wife Tipper are the ultimate in annoying BUTTINSKIES from way back. Thanks to these two Communist creatures we have warning labels all over our recordings, false information about the origins of the internet, hanging chad, more abortion and now Al has a business based on playing drama music while watching video of polar bears hunting and swimming.

Hang them both along with the Socialist Judge from the other article here (the one that got hit by the ugly stick).

Posted by: AlphaOmega at November 18, 2009 10:15 AM

The only "man-made globull warming" is Algore with his pie-hole open

Posted by: Nunya at November 18, 2009 10:16 AM

How does a Nobel Prize winner who has contributed to so much concern about global warming go on national TV without a hint of preparation?

Answer: Al Gore uses what all liberals use in the place of careful, conservative thought - arrogance.

Posted by: Fiberal at November 18, 2009 10:21 AM

Temperature of Earth's core is 3677 degree Celsius
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007 (EST)
US scientists have used a novel method initially developed for oil and gas exploration to create high resolution seismic images that have produced the best estimate to date of the temperature of Earth’s extremely deep interior.

Posted by: AlphaOmega at November 18, 2009 10:22 AM

Al Gore is a genius! Stop picking on my boyfriend. If he sarys the Earth's interior is millions of degrees, then the science is settled!

Posted by: Goatse Wellstoned at November 18, 2009 10:23 AM

The irony here is that as things cool down the Greens will ultimately take credit because they implemented "global poverty" just in the nick of time. They will say things like, "The recession has played a role in the resumption of NORMAL Earth temperatures. Now if we raise the abortion rate, have some more revolutions and end health care for anyone over 50 (except the wealthy) then we are looking at a home run!" Or something along those lines. Who wants to make a wager on that?

Posted by: AlphaOmega at November 18, 2009 10:30 AM

"Al Gore Claims Interior of Earth Is As Hot As a Star."

"I claim that Algore's head is a empty as a vacuum."
A big vacuum. Like outer space. Stronger than a well-tuned Hoover. Empty. Dark. Sucks up anything near it.

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at November 18, 2009 10:30 AM

side from the fact that Al Gore is a scientific blockhead, Geo-thermal energy is not really realistic unless you live in Iceland. When oil and natural gas no longer become viable energy resources, Nuclear is the ONLY way forward. Fission for the time being, but God willing, we will overcome the technological barriers and harness Fusion, the same nuclear process that happens at the heart of our sun. As a Petroleum engineer who has been in the energy sector for a good few years, I have to shake my head in disbelief at people who think that green solutions will provide all our energy requirements into the future. Its simply not going to happen.

If only money could be invested in Fusion control research instead of this climate change clap-trap, the so called energy crisis would become a thing of the distant past.

Posted by: Arch Conservative at November 18, 2009 10:30 AM

Kudos to AC and AlphaOmega.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 18, 2009 10:30 AM

I think this retard went and saw 2012 and thought it was a documentary.

Posted by: Moonbat Skullcracker at November 18, 2009 10:32 AM

Al Gore flunked out of law and divinity school. Good thing he didn't try graduate school in the sciences, or he'd have hit the trifecta.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 18, 2009 10:32 AM

Liberals follow a huckster con artist down the road of ridiculous environmental science ("millions of degrees" at the earth's center...) to economic failure (electric cars...please Sir, may I have another?), while following an unqualified (" states"), affirmative-action (no resume...sealed...don't ask, racist) shyster (ACORN organizer...Brownshirts) down (bow low, ...BO-san) the road to economic chaos.

Yet somehow it never seems to occur to these people how easily they can be taken.

Posted by: Fiberal at November 18, 2009 10:36 AM

Look wiseguys, convert celsius to farenheit and you get millions.

give or take.

Posted by: AL GORE at November 18, 2009 10:43 AM

One only needs to listen to Al Gore for a brief period of time to realize he is not very bright. This validates my observation that there is no correlation between the ability to accumulate wealth and intelligence.

I agree with Arch Conservative. I grew up among 'oilies' and think the way forward for the production of electricity is nuclear. However I have serious doubts that wind and solar are very good lubricants or additives for the production of feed stocks, materials, chemicals, medicines or all of the other uses dependent upon oil.

Posted by: IOpian at November 18, 2009 10:47 AM

The world's deepest mine is a gold mine called TauTona in South Africa. It extends 3.9 Km below the earth's surface and the natural temperature (sans air conditioning) of the mine at that depth is 55 degrees celcius. (rockface @60 degrees C.).

Yes Al, swaying trees DO make the wind blow.

Posted by: madcap at November 18, 2009 10:55 AM

Hey, isn't anyone taking into account all those little Earthlings that live at the center of the planet? If it were too hot down there, they couldn't survive. Every so often they crawl to the surface...and run for President. Thus, the reason that no Birth Certificate came with this Skidmark-In-America's-shorts.

Posted by: Dixie Normous at November 18, 2009 11:26 AM

Fission for the time being, but God willing, we will overcome the technological barriers and harness Fusion, the same nuclear process that happens at the heart of our sun.

Fusion might be possible if we could stop wasting research efforts on moonbatty, boondoggle energy projects, and use the ease and efficiency of fission to relieve the scientific establishment of all energy pressures not involving fusion.

The fission proponents have been trying, for decades, to tell the world that the technology is cheap, safe, and clean. They have been trying to relieve all of the energy burdens, so that the rest of the world can get back to commerce and research.

What moonbats don't understand is that expensive, inefficient, and heavily-subsidized technologies actually take research dollars away from the penultimate goals - in this case, fusion.

There are two problems with fission:

1. What to do with the waste
2. How to stop proliferation

Both problems have the same solution - get rid of the bureaucracy and enviromoonbattery infesting the government. If it weren't for outdated restrictions on fuel reprocessing and reactor design, we could do what France has already done, and reduce the production of waste by two orders of magnitude (at least 100x).

The next generation pebble bed breeder reactors can burn unenriched uranium and thorium fuel (thus solving the problem of needing to produce mountains of U-238 waste to get U-235 fuel), and, by design, cannot melt down.

Literally. These reactors are built in such a way that there is no part which can fail and lead to an uncontrolled rise in temperature.

Without turning this post into a lecture on nuclear physics, the general idea behind the pebble bed concept is that fuel is encased in small "pebbles" consisting of fuel encased in certain materials for safety.

Older reactors melt down because they, essentially, have large quantities of nuclear fuel in close proximity, in what are known as "fuel rods." These rods only remain at safe temperatures if the reaction-slowing control rods, and the coolant systems remain operation. If either fails, you have a runaway reaction.

The flaw in the rod design is that the reactor begins with a dangerous collection of fuel that has to be continually kept safe by means of control rods and cooling. Pebble beds are inherently safe because there is not enough tightly packed fuel to cause a runaway reaction even if all safety devices fail.

Think of the difference like the energy contained in a very heavy object. If that object (fuel rod) is elevated to a high shelf, there is a lot of energy that will be released when the shelf (safety devices) fail. If that object sits on solid, level ground (pebble bed) there is no danger, because there is no shelving to fail and cause a collapse (meltdown).

Why are we not replacing outdated and less safe rod-based reactors with newer, safer pebble-based reactors? Enviromoonbats in government, and their anti-nuclear stance, has made it impossible to retire old technology and replace it with new technology. The anti-nuclear nutjobs, in their misguided quest for "safety", are making us all less safe.

Posted by: Anonymous Countermoonbat at November 18, 2009 11:48 AM

Look wiseguys, convert celsius to farenheit and you get millions.

Who do you think we are, inept NASA bureaucrats, who spoil a $200M pork project by mixing up standard and metric?

Posted by: Anonymous Countermoonbat at November 18, 2009 11:50 AM

To think that Al Gore came very close to becoming President makes me shiver every time I think about it. The man has smoke billowing out of his ears.

Posted by: Kevin R. at November 18, 2009 12:20 PM

AL GORE the #1 source of HOT AIR on the face of the earth and followed by the idiots from GREENPEACE and the other green freaks as well

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at November 18, 2009 12:45 PM

I think Al Gore must have gotten the weather report from where Ted Kennedy is now.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 18, 2009 12:58 PM

unrefutable evidence of globull warming! i mean, look at how hot the earth is!

Posted by: Anonymous at November 18, 2009 2:11 PM

I have a scientific question: Does Big Al's head have an atomic weight? That is, if Al Gore's head were an element and could be placed on the periodic table, would it be lighter than hydrogen or maybe more at home with the heavy metals? Could it be assigned a name? Goreincium, or Alcium, for example.

Posted by: Graycat at November 18, 2009 2:13 PM

Good one, Jay! How dumb can Al Gore be though, if he invented the interwebz?

Posted by: Karin at November 18, 2009 3:01 PM

Does Big Al's head have an atomic weight?

No, it's a subatomic particle. A Boson, to be specific, or possibly a quark (in which it would be the strange quark, certainly not the charm one).

Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 18, 2009 4:04 PM

Can anyone remember that cartoon JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH who could ever forget LARS and his funny pet duck GURTRUDE

Posted by: Flu-Bird at November 18, 2009 9:39 PM

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